School of Arts, Design and Architecture

What is radical creativity?

In October, we promote different viewpoints on radical creativity in Aalto's communication channels.

Radical creativity visual by Veera Krouglov

Current

Valokuvassa on kaksi talitiaista oksalla, toinen lintu seisoo toisen päällä. Kuva: Sanna Kannisto.
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Try, fail, try again, fail better

Failure is an unavoidable part of life, but does failure have to be all bad? How about failing upwards and forwards?
Professor of practice Tua Björklund. Photo: Mortti Saarnia
Research & Art, University Published:

To experiment and explore

Curiosity breeds creativity says professor of practice Tua Björklund.

News

Three people sitting in a taxi
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Several Finnish Film awards to Aalto alumni

At this year's Jussi Gala for Finnish Film many alumni from the Department of Film, Television and Scenography as well as the Department of Design were awarded.
Kuva Aalto-yliopiston kymmenvuotisjuhlasta
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Aalto University's 10th anniversary was celebrated on 10 October

After Aalto University President Ilkka Niemelä's greetings, Alumni Studio featured three Aalto alumni discussing sustainable development and the most pressing global challenges of our time. The event was concluded with an entertaining science show where Aalto's top researchers stepped into the limelight to explain why their research is important right now.
Man using computer on a bean bag chair while people are in line on the background
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Aalto students and employers connected during the Aalto Talent Expo Virtual Week

Aalto Talent Expo Virtual Week was organised between 5th - 9th of October 2020. The virtual week substituted the physical Aalto Talent Expo fair that was postponed from October 2020 to January 2021.
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Studies Published:

New Media Master's Thesis presentations / Mon 12.10.2020

Welcome to follow New Media Master’s Thesis presentations – Monday 12.10.2020!

Meet our people

Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
Janne Pärssinen seisoo Mitsubishi Electronicin rakennuksen edessä Japanissa.

Internship in Japan: Working as an Industrial Designer at Mitsubishi Electric

Janne Pärssinen, a master student in Industrial Design, is delighted he had influence on the projects as an intern.

News
Andy Best. Kuva: Sanna Lehto

'Humans are not wired to make sensible choices'

Sculpture lecturer Andy Best talks about technology and the role of art in a world of rising consumption and shrinking public spaces.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion has been shortlisted in the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
sebastianschlecht

Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

Read and join
screenshot of a set of photos of the blogs published

Events

Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
dissertation
Dissertations

Defense in the field of New Media: Msc Massimo Menichinelli

Open and collaborative design processes. Meta-Design, ontologies and platforms within the Maker Movement
CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars

Writing scientific journal articles - lecture for doctoral candidates

The lecture takes a hands-on approach to academic writing. It provides young researchers and doctoral candidates, in particular in the field of industrial engineering and management, with an understanding of how to write peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. This lecture will be organised in two sessions (see details below).
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Where to find us

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Väre

Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Undergraduate Centre

Otakaari 1, Espoo.

Locations
Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

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